Women Who Kill

Ruby Thomas

After a heavy drinking session Ruby Thomas and her friends Joel Alexander & Rachel Burke, went to London’s Trafalgar Square on the 25th of September 2009. Walking towards them were partners Gerry Edwards & Ian Baynham who were holding hands. After hurling homophobic abuse Joel punched Ian to the ground before Ruby stamped on him until he was unconscious. Ian died weeks later in hospital.

The media spent time focusing on Ruby’s attendance to Sydenham High School, a £12,000 a year private school.

Ruby Thomas was sentenced to 7 years

Joel Alexander was sentenced to 6 years

Rachel Burke received 2 years   

anonymous asked:

Before you defend males being witches I think you need to step back and realize why people are hesitant about involving males in witchcraft. Historically males were the ones burning and murdering females for witchcraft. It's no coincidence why women are more strongly associated with life/death, magic, etc. It's not transphobic to say this and that men deserve no acceptance in something women were persecuted (and in some areas still are). Women own witchcraft.

I’m sorry if you thought you’d be informing me of something I had no clue of,  but earnestly this whole “Women own witchcraft” is the very most idiotic, Euro centric argument I have ever heard in Witch Discourse.

You need to get off your racist, sexist high horse right this instant.

I’ve done research and experienced witchcraft in my own culture and have knowledge of the witch hunts of the 1600s. It’s not a case of “The evil males murdering women!!!” It was a case of both women and men who used their religion to murder people horrifically and senselessly out of ignorance and fear. Both genders were the perpetrators and victims, both genders were the victims. Some women are more in tune to their spirituality and open to witchcraft due to the way western culture has brought women and men act. In other cultures, men are more likely to be spiritual leaders, or it may be perfectly egalitarian. 

Saying that women own witchcraft because men in their culture fucked shit up for witches is essentially saying that atheists and pagans alone own witchcraft because Christians fucked shit up for witches. 

Saying that women own witchcraft is like saying that poc own witchcraft because of imperialism’s damage to poc’s culture. 

Saying that women own witchcraft is like saying that only people born to witch families own witchcraft.

Inherently, all people, males included, have the same amount of spiritual potential and energy. The way some people’s witchcraft works is recognizing that we are all witches, we are all beings with energies and spirituality and we choose to develop and partake in our own. Blocking off half the population for crimes they did not commit is disgusting.

Not to mention how GODDAMN RACIST THIS IS!

I come from Miami, and in Miami I’ve experienced a lot of the Santeria culture. Here, people mostly talk about it when there’s dead chickens washing up on shores after sacrifices or when dead animals are dropped off in bags at the courthouse, and I’m going to assume that you think witchcraft is revamped spells from the 1600s where animal bones are cutely replaced with some other herb followed by crystals sitting on the shelf.


Santería is a culture of witches. Santería is very valid witchcraft, it is sometimes bloody and not cute and not adapted to Western Culture but that is the goddamn point. There are males that practice witchcraft in this culture, in fact leaders of all genders.

Native Indigenous culture have had Shamanism and related spiritualistic religions, there are so many tribes where witchcraft comes in the forms of women, men and non binary people such as the complex Two Spirit identity doing rituals, sacrifices, meditations… witchcraft is the practice of magick, and guess who practices magick?

These babies! See the things in grey! Those are called non western civilizations! Theses are places where thousands of individual communities exist, all with their own religions and native cultures! And most of them have all practiced some form of magick! Both men and women and non binary people!

If you’re a crystal witch, male or female or nonbinary Shamans probably made or sold you your crystals. Your lore could be from a Jewish Rabbi, of Jewish Mysticism. Or the Muslim intertwining of pagan and occultism. Or it could be the literal God Of Witchcraft, Thoth, in Egyptian culture. It could be an Alchemist, such as Gilles de Rais or Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa, all males murdered for their practicing witchcraft. The masks and skulls bought may very well be from Ghana tribes that were used as Talismans, or certain artifacts and rituals may come from Benin, West African tribes and communities. 

You do not, never have, never will own witchcraft. No one ever will. And if you think men should be excluded, then only female, magick inherited African tribes victim to imperialism should own witchcraft.

Thank you for reading, and fuck Euro Centric supremacy.

Jill the Ripper?

Many of us are familiar with Jack the Ripper, the unidentified serial killer from 1880′s White Chapel. But what if it wasn’t Jack at all, what if Jack was actually Jill. 

There is a theory that Jack the Ripper wasn’t a man at all, but rather a woman. For one if it was a female midwife they would be able to subdue their victims just by applying pressure on their pressure points thus making killing and mutilating their victim easier. Also the killer if she was female could disguise herself in the victims clothing to make leaving the crime scene easier and less noticeable. 

One of the ripper’s victims, Mary Kelly, was thought to have died between 3 and 4 am. But Mrs. Maxwell gave aw testimony saying she saw Mary Kelly not once but twice after she was thought to have died. When detectives asked if she was sure she was adamantly sure she had seen Mary Kelly wearing the outfit she was seen in earlier that day. Could the killer have been posing as Kelly to escape unnoticed?

In William Stewart’s book “Jack the Ripper: A New Theory” he narrowed down the class of who a female ripper could have been. He said that the ripper could have been a midwife-probably an abortionist- who was betrayed by one of her patients and then sent to jail. Her motive for killing was to get revenge on her own sex for betraying her. 

While there is not much supporting this theory it is an interesting one none the less and one I hadn’t heard of. We may never know the true identity of Jack the Ripper but it is fun to speculate. 


Above is part of the confession tape of Cynthia Cdebaca — a 63 year old woman who spent the first half of her birthday shooting her son-in-law, Geoward Estaquio, fifteen times with twelve of the bullets entering his body. While Cynthia walked to her car twice to reload, Estaquio dragged himself through his garden and into his home where he eventually died. Afterwards, Cynthia left to spend the rest of her special day gambling and drinking coffee.

Later, upon hearing of Estaquio’s death, Cynthia celebrated. She reasoned that she only killed him due to his abusive nature towards his wife, his children and herself. She also admitted that at one point Estaquio had broken his son’s expensive electronics, sprayed family members with water if they misbehaved and had even thrown out the urn of Cynthia’s late husband.

District attorneys did not dispute the abuse the family received at the hands of Estaquio.

Nevertheless, Cynthia Cdebaca was sentenced to 50 years in prison.

Photograph of serial killer Nannie Doss. Doss admitted to the murders of five of her husbands, having poisoned them by using arsenic. She also is thought to have murdered a number of her other relatives - two of her children, two of her sisters, two of her nephews and her mother had all been found to have died from arsenic poisoning after their bodies were exhumed. As a result she may have murdered between 8 and 11 people, she pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life imprisonment, although she only served a year as she succumbed to leukaemia. 


30 April, 2017 is the day that some residents of the town of Energodar will remember forever. On the evening of this day, several people witnessed 45-year-old woman pushing off a window her talented and beautiful 12-year-old daughter Anastasia.  The woman has been suffering mental health issues for about six months, but it is unclear whether she received any treatment. Her older daughter and husband were away when the murder occurred. She is currently at large.


Female serial killer Enriqueta Marti, the ‘vampire of barcelona’ lived in 19th century Spain where she kidnapped, prostituted, and killed children. She worked as a nanny and maid before becoming a prostitute, but soon realised that she could make even more money serving the pedophiles who visited her brothels. As she was richer than most of the population at that time, she owned various apartments across Barcelona, all under different names. She began to dress in rags and begging during the day even though her secret life was making her rich, so that she could gain the trust of children with promises of sweets, and force them to pretend to be her own child. 

Soon she decided to expand her business, and cater to the wives and mistresses of the men she served. Marti was the supply for the demand. She would use hair, fat, blood and bones, which she ground into powder, to make various youth elixirs, face creams, and medicines.
In 1909 she was arrested for running a brothel soliciting children aged 3 to 14 but because of her connections with wealthy customers was never trialled.

Claudia Elias saw a young girl in her neighbours house but when she asked Enriqueta who the girl was, she had no reply. This started a bout of rumours which eventually caught the attention of law enforcement. When they searched the house they found two young girls. Teresita Congost who had been reported missing and was returned to her parents, and Angelita who didn’t know her last name. She told police that a 5 year old boy called Pepito used to live there until Angelita saw her “mom” kill him on the kitchen table. 

On second inspection of the flat they were horrified at what they found, a sack full of bloody clothes and a knife, and another full of at least 30 human bones. 
Another room contained 50 pitchers, bowls, and jars filled with congealed blood, hair, and powdered bone. All ready for sale. Upon visiting Marti’s other residences, police uncovered fake walls and human remains hidden in the ceiling. In a garden was a 3 year old’s skull and bones belonging to a 3,6 and 8 year old. Marti was imprisoned, but her customers were protected because of their high status, authorities claimed that they were oblivious to the unspeakable crimes Marti committed to provide her services. 

Whilst awaiting trial Marti slashed her wrists with a piece of wood but survived, only to be beaten to death by her fellow inmates.


This Day In Crime

Brenda Spencer
‘I Don’t Like Mondays’ 

Female mass murderers/school shooters are a rare occurrence, but not on January the 29th 1979, at Cleveland Elementary School in San Diego. Whilst the young children were waiting at the school gates for it to open, Brenda Spencer got her rifle and stood at her window. Spencer fired 30 rounds of ammunition, killing the principle, a custodian and injuring 8 children. Spencer then barricaded herself in her home hours before being arrested. 

Whilst inside on the phone a reporter asked why? Brenda’s response was “I don’t like Mondays”  

Brenda Spencer was sentenced to 25 to life 

Spencer has had 4 parole requests denied, her next hearing is 2019


Karla Homolka Volunteering At Schools

According to a report by the Montreal edition of Breakfast Television, murderer Karla Homolka volunteered at her children’s elementary school in Notre-Dame-de-Grace last March.

Homolka also supervised a school trip of kindergarten children from Montreal’s Greaves Adventist Academy in March and once brought her dog to the school for students to pet.

The private school are well aware of Homolka’s criminal past.

Murder by Numbers

- Though this differs wildly between countries, your chances of being murdered on any given day are 1 in 18,989.

- Individuals between the ages of 18 - 24 are most at risk of dying via homicidal means

- Over half of female homicide victims are murdered by an intimate partner or family member.

- According to the CDC, homicidal violence is the 16th leading cause of death in America

- The country with the highest homicide rate is Honduras - 1 in every 1,100 residents is murdered each year.

- Men make up approximately 85% of murder victims, and 90% of murderers

- You are over 100 times more likely to be murdered on the day you were born than any other day of your life

- It is estimated that only 43% percent of murders result in an individual(s) being convicted and imprisoned. This varies widely between countries; European police solve 8 out of 10 murders, while in the Americas nearly three quarters go unsolved.


Photographs of serial killer Myra Hindley. Hindley murdered 5 children with her partner Ian Brady in what was known as The Moors Murders, due to the fact they buried the bodies on Saddleworth Moor.

Prior to meeting Brady, Myra had been a relatively shy and sweet girl who had a great love for children, however as the relationship progressed she became infatuated with Brady and his views about violence and politics. Eventually Myra’s fixation on Brady overcame her previously held beliefs and together their orchestrated in the brutal murders of children.


Mothers Who Kill: Stabbed In Prison

Kathryn Smith

Ayeeshia Smith was only in this world for not even two years when she was brutally stamped to death by her mother, Kathryn Smith. The 21 month old girl weighed only 20 pounds when she was pronounced dead on the 1st of May 2014 in Burton, England. The post-mortem revealed Smith suffered 3 broken ribs and a lacerated heart, Dr’s said she had injuries similar to a “car crash victim”.

Friends and neighbours heard Ayeeshia scream “stop mummy, stop daddy” days prior to her murder. They claimed that the parents loved how scared the little girl was of them.

Ayeeshia had previously been in foster care due to Kathryn’s former abusive boyfriend, and she went back to live with her mum when she started seeing Matthew Rigby. Kathryn claimed she never had money to feed her daughter but had money to support her drug habit. Autopsy showed Ayeeshia only had traces of crisps and a biscuit in her stomach.

At trial Matthew Rigby was found guilty of allowing the death to happen but cleared of murder and child abuse.

In 2016, Kathryn Smith was jailed for 24 years

Whilst in prison, Kathryn was beaten by 10 women who slashed her faced with a homemade knife leaving her cheek with a stab wound.


Satanic Murder
Jarno Elg

On the 21st of November 1998 in Finland, Jarno Elg, 17 year old girl Terhi Tervashonka, Mika Riska and a 16 year old boy brutally tortured, murdered and dismembered and ate an unnamed 23 year old male. The gang went to the home and strangled him to death, then dissected his body parts for a satanic ritual whilst listening to Norweigan black metal band Ancient’s album, The Cainian Chronicle.

A leg was found at a local dumpsite prompting the investigation authorities labelled, “The Dumpsite Murder”

This case was labelled one of the worst in Finnish history, in detail information has been sealed for 40 years.

During trial, Tervashonka was declared legally insane

Jarno Elg was sentenced to life
Terhi Tervashonka served a few years before being released in 2003
Mika Riska served 2 years

In 2007, Tervashonka murdered again and received a 10 year sentence